A polite notice to parishioners – please clean up after your dog.
A number of residents have complained to the parish council about the amount of dog-related fouling, especially around the cricket pitch and down Church Lane near Fiveways Corner.
Dog fouling is a messy eyesore. Perhaps more importantly, dog mess is also a potential health hazard.
All dog owners have a legal duty to clean up dog faeces immediately after their animal fouls a public place. Dog mess laws do not allow the excuse of ‘not noticing’ that the canine has fouled.
Please don’t risk a £50 fine or prosecution by SODC.